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screenshot Security Tweaks | Download Improve your security and browse safer with seven tweaks.

  Please check the YouTube Tutorial at the bottom of this page to get an idea of how this Addon works in your browser.  If you want to contribute to the developement of this Addon, please Fork it on GitHub, and push your changes to a named branch. Moreover, you can review all the comments made on GitHub commits.

Some of the important features about Security Tweaks addon are listed below. This is followed by an overview about this addon. This summary contains few words about the addon, its function and features. Next is FAQ, this section is useful to get information about how this addon works in your browser. If you couldn’t find a specific answer, please fill the bug report form in this page or the contact form in the homepage to let us know about your question. Following the FAQ, is the bug report form. It is designed to collect user feedbacks and bugs about this addon. Users can suggest improvements or feature requests through this form too. Next section is for submitting comments about this addon which uses facebook comments plugin. The last section is dedicated to reports submitted through the GitHub website. We hope the information provided in this page, could help you get all the basics you need about this addon and enable you to have a better experience with Security Tweaks.

Security Tweaks is a multi-browser addon that help you improve your browsing security; has a whitelist and ON|OFF switch.

4 Reasons to Use Security Tweaks

  • Lite and easy-to-use browser addon.

  • Easy access to all security-tweaks via toolbar popup UI.

  • Has seven different options to improve your security.

  • Available for Firefox, Chrome and Opera browsers on all operating systems.

Overview

  • In today’s digital world, security is a huge concern for everyone. There are many perks of the internet, you have a pool of information at your disposal and it enables you to communicate with anyone thousands of miles away. The internet has made it convenient for you to play games, or watch movies, at the same time, there is an increase in the creation of malware and viruses. These viruses are a threat to your security as they can have access to your personal information. Being careful is definitely a good choice, but you can never be too careful. This is where - Security Tweaks - come in handy. It is an exceptional extension for enhancing the security of your browser. It is designed keeping in mind the safety of users. The extension have 7 techniques for enhancing your security. Here is a review of this addon.

    Once you have added this extension to your browser, you can choose the tweaks you like. All you have to do is open the toolbar popup and click on the tweaks you want to enable. Not all the tweaks will be enabled (depending on your OS or browser version). By default, safe browsing, block flash content, and block malware domains are enabled. Other tweaks are related to inline-script, JavaScript, and cookies. There is also a whitelist and an ON|OFF switch as well. You can add sites to the whitelist that are safe. For these sites, all the 7 tweaks will be disabled. The first tweak listed in toolbar popup is blocking the most common ads. It is one of many reasons why your browser slows down. These ads run redundant JavaScripts that will put your security at risk. Second tweak will block the third-party JavaScript URLs. However, you can make some exceptions in the Settings and allow some JavaScript URLs. You must keep in mind that some sites will not perform well when you enable this tweak. The next tweak is related to safe-browsing. With this, your browser and information is much safer. This is because the browser will notify you about malicious websites. The fourth tweak is useful for blocking cookies. Cookies can be a source of security threat; when you block the cookies, you have a better privacy and security. The fifth tweak will block inline scripts, so there will be no threat to your security. The sixth tweak will block flash contents while tweak 7 will block the most common malware URLs. It is important to note that tweaks 3 & 4 are only available for Chrome and Opera browsers. Nonetheless, Security Tweaks is a great way to increase your safety while browsing the internet. These techniques will even enhance your experience and increase the speed of the browser. This is the perfect choice if you are looking for a lite addon that will provide you best of both worlds, will keep the browser fast and secure.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • 1. What is Security Tweaks?

    Security Tweaks is a lite and multi-browser addon that help you improve your security while browsing by using seven different techniques. Simply open toolbar popup UI and mark a desired tweak. Please note that, only few tweaks are selected by default. Also, please keep in mind that, depending on your browser and platform, this addon might behave differently (all 7 tweaks may not be available for all browsers). There are few settings (related to javascript, inline-script and cookie) available in toolbar popup to adjust. In order to get more info about this addon please read the following FAQs.

  • 2. What tweaks are available in Security Tweaks addon?

    Currently there are seven different tweaks available for this addon. The first tweak is for blocking annoying contents (i.e. intrusive banners). These contents are the main reasons that cause browsing to slow-down and also a source of security risks due running redundant JavaScript files in your browser. Therefore, blocking these contents from loading could significantly enhances your security. Please note that, only "common" items are blocked in this addon (please use a separate addon if you want a full-feature blocker). The second tweak is related to third party javascript. When this tweak is enabled, all third-party javascript urls will be blocked. However, you can add exceptions for some known libraries, such as jQuery. Please note that enabling this tweak may cause some websites face errors. Tweak #3 is related to safe-browsing setting in your browser. If active, this tweak makes your browser to warn you about malicious websites and also some other useful security warnings. Please note that, currently this tweak is only available in Chrome and Opera browsers. Tweak #4 is to block cookies. Cookies in general could be source of privacy/security risk. Therefore, blocking cookies may have some security advantages. Please note that, similar to javascript, some websites may not work properly if this tweak is active. Currently this tweak is only available in Chrome and Opera browsers only. Tweak #5 is for blocking inline-scripts. For this tweak, there is an exception list in the settings section. Inline scripts, in general, are not safe and it is a good practice to block them, if possible. Tweak #6 is for blocking adobe flash contents. Flash content is not secure at all, and it is highly recommended to completely block flash contents when you are browsing. The last tweak is to block most common malware urls.

  • 3. What settings are available in toolbar popup UI?

    Currently there are 4 settings available in toolbar popup. Setting (a) is for whitelist. Whitelisted domains are comma separated. You can edit the whitelist in toolbar popup but please make sure domains are added correctly, for example: domain-1.com, domain-2.com, domain-3.com, etc. If you press on the (+) sign, the current tab (domain) will be added to the whitelist. When you whitelist a domain, the addon (all 7 tweaks) will be disabled for this domain only. Settings (b) is for Javascript exception list. Add any third-party domain(s) which you would like to allow scripts. Few domains are added to the list, but you can edit the list at any time. Settings (c) is for inline-script exception list. Add domains which you would like to allow inline-scripts. Please note that, domains must be comma separated. The last setting (d), is for cookie exception list.

  • 4. Can I turn off the addon?

    Yes, you can easily turn the addon off. Please open toolbar popup UI and click on the lock icon on the top left corner. This button is a toggle switch. When the addon is active, this button has orange color and in the inactive mode, it has a grey color.

  • 5. What is the badge number in toolbar icon?

    The badge number is for tweaks that block any content. It simply counts the number of items that are blocked. Please note that, currently there is no option to deactivate the badge number.

  • 6. Should I restart my browser after changing a tweak?

    No, you do not need to restart your browser after choosing a tweak. Please note that, all changes in toolbar popup UI is auto saved to the memory.

  • 7. Can I reload the active tab from toolbar popup UI?

    Yes, you can easily reload the active tab. Please open toolbar popup UI and click on the - Reload current tab - button at the top toolbar.

  • 8. Is this addon available for mobile browsers?

    Yes, this addon is available for both mobile and desktop browsers.

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    Submitting Bugs

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